WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleSwimming – Limerick’s Doyle wins Athlete of the yearNext articleTwo Limerick sisters brawled outside family home Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSClarelimerickmissingRoss Minihane RIP NewsOpen verdict in inquest of missing Limerick manBy Staff Reporter – May 31, 2016 1142 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email WhatsApp Linkedin Print The late Ross Minihane from LimerickAN inquest into the death of a Limerick man who had been missing from his home for more than three months has returned an open verdict after the Clare Coroner found that it could not be determined what happened in the lead-up to the discovery of his body.Ross Minihane (37) was reported missing from his home on December 17 last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On March 29, his body was found on the banks of the River Shannon at Labasheeda by the crew of the Shannon rescue helicopter.Originally from Rathbane, he had been living in Sixmilebridge for a short period before he went missing.His remains were found when the Shannon coastguard helicopter was on a training exercise near the shore at Colmanstown. Gardaí and the RNLI assisted in the subsequent recovery of the remains.Recognising the clothing that Mr Minihane was wearing from a missing person appeal posted on social media,Garda John Cahill told the Coroner’s Court that he linked the remains to Ross Minihane from a description of his clothing posted in a missing person appeal on social media.DNA profiling confirmed the identity of the remains as being those of the 37-year-old Limerick man.A post-mortem examination was carried out at University Hospital Limerick but it was unable to confirm the cause of death.Clare County Coroner, Isobel O’Dea said that as it was not known what happened to Mr Minihane in the lead up to his death, an open verdict would be recorded by the court.Sympathies were expressed to the family and all those involved in the recovery of Mr Minihane’s remains were thanked as well as Garda Cahill, the Shannon Coastguard and Gardaí at Kildysart. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Advertisement Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
News UpdatesDelhi High Court Issues Notice On Prashant Bhushan’s Plea For Quashing Of Defamation Case By Director, Indiabulls Venture Capital Shreya Agarwal1 Feb 2021 10:28 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has issued notice on a quashing petition by Sr. Adv. Prashant Bhushan against a defamation case filed against him by the Director of Indiabulls Venture Capital Management Pvt Ltd.Bhushan has also sought quashing of the summons issued to him in the criminal case which alleges that “he has made defamatory statements regarding the functioning of Indiabulls group, its…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court has issued notice on a quashing petition by Sr. Adv. Prashant Bhushan against a defamation case filed against him by the Director of Indiabulls Venture Capital Management Pvt Ltd.Bhushan has also sought quashing of the summons issued to him in the criminal case which alleges that “he has made defamatory statements regarding the functioning of Indiabulls group, its promoters, officials and directors, etc vide social media sites namely, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.”Indiabulls Venture Capital is a part of the Indiabulls Group of companies, a subsidiary of Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (IBHFL) and its director has alleged in his case against Bhushan that his “defamatory statements” on various social media platforms have caused substantial damage to the goodwill and reputation of Indiabulls group as well of its promoters, directors and officials.Arguing against the maintainability of the defamation case, Bhushan has submitted that the Director, who is merely an “employee” of IBHFL does not qualify as an aggrieved person under S.199 CrPC, and that no assertion has been made by the Director that he was personally defamed, and therefore has no locus to file the case.The criminal case was lodged against Bhushan on a Tweet dated 14.09.2019, wherein Bhushan stated: “Strange that Red Notices are issued against scamsters after they flee country. Mallya’s notice was downgraded to allow him to flee. None of them have been brought back. Similar story likely to unfold with promoters of lndiabulls who siphoned off 1000s Crs.”In his quashing plea, he has submitted that the tweet was infact “made in public interest in order to alert the authorities into the irregularities and illegalities being committed by promoters of IBHFL. The purpose of the said tweet was to alert the authorities against a possible loss to the exchequer of thousands of crores of Rupees that IBHFL/ its promoters have borrowed from public banks and institutions.” The same being an exception to the offence of defamation under Section 499, Bhushan has claimed he must be protected.Next Story
John Walton, center, holding the American flag, leads the celebration during the 2017 Business Persons Plunge. By Donald WittkowskiAs usual, he will wear his tailor-made black suit, a tie and dress shoes. He will also be carrying his trademark leather briefcase.Ocean City real estate broker John Walton will look very much the part of a serious businessman who is ready to close a big deal on Friday, May 24.But don’t expect to see him huddled in his office on that day. Instead, he will be out on the beach. The nattily attired Walton will march straight into the ocean during a wacky local tradition known as the Business Persons Plunge.Each year, Walton leads the high-stepping, well-dressed masses from the local business community into the surf amid the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” played by the Ocean City High School Marching Band.Now in its 16th year, the Business Persons Plunge is a widely anticipated spectacle that serves to officially “open” the ocean during Memorial Day weekend for the summer tourism season.“There is beautiful city support for this event,” Walton said.The festivities will also include Mayor Jay Gillian, members of City Council and other dignitaries using a large wooden key to “unlock” the beaches for the all-important vacation season.The May 24 plunge is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. on the beach next to the Ocean City Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk. It will be held rain or shine.The Business Persons Plunge serves as an unorthodox good luck charm to usher in a strong tourism season for the business community. By Memorial Day, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce is usually able to predict whether the summer season will be robust based on early beach tag sales as well as bookings for hotels, motels and rental properties.During remarks to City Council, John Walton shows off the old briefcase he carries with him into the surf during the plunge.As is his custom, Walton appears before City Council to tease the event with a salesman-like flair, promising that “thousands and thousands” of spectators and “dozens of paparazzi” will be on hand to witness the zany celebration.“Help us unlock the ocean for the summer and don’t miss out on the fun,” he told the Council members at their May 9 meeting.Walton toted a weather-beaten black briefcase into the Council Chambers. It is the same briefcase that he carries with him into the ocean, year after year, for the plunge. He noted that it still has beach sand on it from last year.“It’s rusted shut. I can’t open it. I don’t even know what’s in it,” Walton said of the old briefcase in an interview.The briefcase complements the same black suit Walton wears each year to march blithely into the ocean. The Italian-brand Trussini suit cost about $1,500 when Walton bought in 1996 at the upscale Boyd’s clothing shop in Philadelphia.Walton once wore other suits for the plunge, but they didn’t survive the soaking in the ocean. The Trussini, however, has held up remarkably well in the past eight years.“At the end of the event, I rinse it down and then hang it out on the clothes line. Then I take it to the drycleaners,” Walton explained of the suit’s post-plunge care.The 62-year-old Walton won’t be the only plunger dressed in business attire. Some of them will be business students from Ocean City High School. Walton estimates that more than 200 business owners or their representatives will join him this year, a significant increase over the usual crowd of about 125 to 150.Attired in business wear, the plunge participants march into the waves to officially “open” the ocean for the summer tourism season.Walton believes that local business owners are even more enthusiastic about the plunge this year because they understand they can use the event to promote themselves to a wider audience.“It’s part of the pitch to get them to participate,” he said. “I’ve had a few merchants who have received front-page print coverage, television interviews, social media exposure and have been on the radio.”He said some businesses have experienced a 5 percent to 7 percent increase in sales after being featured in the news media’s coverage of the plunge.Walton encourages merchants to carry signs, their corporate logos or use props to promote their business. A retinue of beauty pageant queens and colorful, cartoonish mascots from the local business community will be on hand to serve as cheerleaders.When the Business Persons Plunge was first conceived, it was one of the events in 2004 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Ocean City’s founding. Walton recalled the very first plunge attracted a mere 12 participants and about 20 spectators.However, Walton and Mark Soifer, the city’s former public relations director, realized the potential of the event and stuck with it. Over the years, it has dramatically grown in stature and popularity – pulling in tons of free publicity and media coverage for the city.This year, Walton hopes to ratchet up the excitement by having a plane fly over the beach, towing an advertising banner publicizing the event. He is still trying to make arrangements for the plane.“I’m trying to get a banner up there,” he said.To register for the Business Persons Plunge, go online to www.ocnj.us/bizplunge or call (609) 399-6111 for more information.
Mobile sandwich traders in Reading could face a new annual charge of £861, as Reading Borough Council considers a new report.Previously, sandwich traders have not been licensed because there were only a few traders within the borough.The Council believes there are now eight more sandwich round vehicles operating within the borough, and that traders ‘may not be operating legally in regards to street trading law.’The new license fee is in line with street trading consents for ice cream vans.The report said: “The council has concerns that these traders may not be operating legally in regards to street trading law, food regulations and general food hygiene standards.“It is envisaged that enforcement action may have to be taken against traders who choose not to apply for a consent and therefore continue to work illegally.”In January this year, a consultation was held within the area gauging views on licensing and fees to cover mobile sandwich round traders.One sandwich trader in the area told getreading: “I think at a time when central government is planning to give small business 100% relief on business rates, you have to wonder why a council would then look at imposing an additional licence fee. I would also like to know what they actually do with the money.”A meeting with the licensing sub-committee will go ahead today, to consider approval of the special conditions to permit Mobile Sandwich Round street traders to be licensed.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been unable to put a timeframe on his star player’s return to action, casting doubt on whether he will feature again for his club this season and also his participation in Euro 2020 this summer.The 22-year-old however is hopeful however he will still have a role to play this term.He wrote on Twitter: “I’ll be back before the season ends to hopefully help my team claim top four.”Marcus Rashford says he will return for Man Utd 'before the season ends' to help top four push https://t.co/SAhzZSWuoe— TheFanSource (@FanSourceNews) January 22, 2020Read Also: Liverpool defeat: Man United charged by FA over players’ misconductSolskjaer has said it will be at least six weeks before Rashford is fit to start training, with the United boss insisting he will give the striker ‘as long as he needs’ to complete his recovery.“We are not going to risk him when he has had an injury. When he comes back he will be 100% fit.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Marcus Rashford says he will return from injury ‘before the season ends’ to help Manchester United clinch a top four finish.Advertisement The England international faces months on the side-lines after suffering a double stress fracture of the back. Loading… Promoted Content15 Action Heroes 25 Years Ago And NowPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledThe Best Cars Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better
Published on January 17, 2017 at 12:16 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse City Court Judge Robert L. Bauer on Tuesday said he will honor a five-year plea deal set by former Judge Anthony Aloi, giving former Syracuse football player Naesean Howard and his attorney Ralph Cognetti one week to accept the offer or proceed with trial.The offer is a five-year sentence and a five-year post-release supervision. Cognetti will speak with Howard, 21, and his family regarding a potential disposition that, if accepted, would end the case before the scheduled trial on Feb. 21.“If we go to trial and the jury doesn’t agree with my proposition, then my client faces the possibility of getting a lot more time than five years,” Cognetti said, referring to the maximum sentence of 25 years. “I’ve got to make a decision.”At Howard’s last pre-trial hearing on Dec. 16, Cognetti said Howard would undergo a series of medical tests to discover if he had suffered from a chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E.), the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated hits to the head. If there’s a link found between Howard’s concussion history, then the intent element of his alleged crime could be negated. In that case, “then we’ve got a tool to use either at trial or in negotiations that will perhaps get a lesser charge,” Cognetti said in December.Howard has been medically evaluated and the results of the tests will be sent to a doctor at the University of Pennsylvania for review. Cognetti said last month that he doesn’t know many concussions Howard may have suffered, but that, “it’s a hell of a lot more than one.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCognetti also said he doesn’t know exactly when he will receive the test results, which may delay the trial date. He added on Tuesday: “We’ve got a defense that’s being formed — the fact that this man has suffered quite seriously from successive concussions. We think there’s a chance that injury may have affected his ability to intentionally perform this assaultive behavior.”Howard appeared at Syracuse City Court before Bauer, who replaced Aloi. A former Syracuse defensive back, Howard was dismissed from the football team after his freshman season in 2014. He was charged with first-degree assault after allegedly stabbing Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield at a South Campus party in April 2016. Winfield left the program in November.Howard was indicted in May on first-degree assault charges, as well as charges of second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The first-degree assault charge alleges Howard intended to cause “serious physical injury” and is punishable of up to 25 years in prison. Howard is in custody and bail will not be set.The West Genesee High School graduate was initially charged with two counts of second-degree assault.Howard is due back in court for another hearing on Jan. 24. Comments
Messi…wins appeal against FIFA ban Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, will play in Argentina’s next three World Cup qualifying matches after winning an appeal against a ban by football’s governing body FIFA on Friday.Messi was slapped with four match a ban after being accused of insulting a referee’s assistant.Messi has already sat out one match when FIFA’s disciplinary committee made its ruling before Argentina’s 2-0 loss in Bolivia in March.FIFA said its appeal committee considered Messi’s behavior “reproachable” for verbally abusing a linesman late in a 1-0 win over Chile on March 23. But the panel concluded the “evidence available was not sufficient to establish to the appropriate standard” required for the disciplinary committee to impose the initial suspension.“The appeal committee nevertheless underlines the importance of always showing respect to the match officials, stressing that such a principle is essential in football and any unsporting conduct that may be contrary to the principles of fair play cannot be accepted,” FIFA said in a statement.Argentina’s next World Cup qualifier is at Uruguay on August 31.Argentina is fifth in the 10-team South American group with four games left.The 2014 World Cup runner-up is in line to advance to a November playoff against a team from Oceania, likely to be New Zealand.
Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been sent home from the Rio Olympics after refusing to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson following the end of their bout, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.El Shehaby, who was sent home by his own team, lost the fight on Friday and was reprimanded by the IOC for his actions.The athlete said he did not want to shake hands with an Israeli, nor was he obliged to do so under judo rules, but the IOC said his behavior went against the rules and spirit of the Olympic Games and the rules of fair play.”The President of the National Olympic Committee issued a statement saying they respected all athletes and all nations at the Olympic Games,” the IOC said in a statement.After Sasson defeated El Shehaby and the pair retook their places in front of the referee, the Egyptian backed away when Sasson bowed and approached him to shake hands.When called back by the referee to bow, El Shehaby gave a quick nod before walking off amid loud boos from the crowd . “The Disciplinary Commission (DC) considered that his behavior at the end of the competition was contrary to the rules of fair play and against the spirit of friendship embodied in the Olympic Values,” the IOC said.”The DC issued a ‘severe reprimand for inappropriate behavior’ to the athlete. It noted … the shaking of hands after a match is not in the competition rules of the International Judo Federation.””As well as a severe reprimand, the DC has asked the Egyptian Olympic Committee to ensure in future that all their athletes receive proper education on the Olympic Values before coming to the Olympic Games,” the IOC said.El Shehaby, 32, had reportedly been pressured by fans on social media not to show up for the match with his Israeli opponent, who went on to win bronze in the +100kg category, because it would shame Islam.This is not the first time athletes from Arab nations or Iran refuse to compete with Israeli athletes in Olympics or other international competitions. At the 2004 Athens Olympics then Iranian world champion Arash Mirasmaeili refused to fight Israeli judoka Ehud Vaks, earning praise back home.”Shaking the hand of your opponent is not an obligation written in the judo rules. It happens between friends and he’s not my friend,” El Shehaby said after his bout.”I have no problem with Jewish people or any other religion or different beliefs. But for personal reasons, you can’t ask me to shake the hand of anyone from this State, especially in front of the whole world,” he said.Egypt was the first Arab power to make peace with Israel, in 1979, but the treaty remains unpopular among many Egyptians.—
An 85-year-old Corentyne, Berbice woman has been raped while in bed. Reports are the woman is also visually impaired and has difficulty hearing.Guyana Times was told that the woman, who was at the time in adult pampers, was left unconscious after the incident occurred sometime at about 04:00h Sunday morning.According to information received, the woman lives alone in her Corentyne home but one of her children lives close by. Following the incident, a relative said the perpetrator gained access to the house by breaking a window to the bedroom where the elderly woman was asleep. During the alleged attack, the woman lost consciousness.However, when she regained consciousness, she was heard screaming by her son who lives in close proximity.“I lie down on the bed; I cover from head to foot. I wasn’t asleep and suddenly somebody come and pull the coverlet and pull out the pampers and jump on me… ah feel like ah suffocating and ah say a can’t do that thing…,” the elderly woman recalled.The relative said the Police were contacted at about 06:00h on Sunday by the woman’s son. According to the woman’s son, when he went to the Police station, he was told the Police will respond promptly and he should go and wait on them. However, according to the young man, it was not until midday that the officers arrived.“She was in pain and really wanted to go to the hospital but I said the Police have to come first and they have to take her to the hospital because her eyes were swollen; blood was in her eyes. Her entire body was in pain. If we go to move her she start screaming because of the pain. The whole place was with blood; all on the pampers and on the bed,” he said.When the Police finally arrived, they took her to the Port Mourant Hospital where it was confirmed that she was sexually assaulted.He further related that when he inquired form the Police Officers at the hospital what was the next step, he was told that the matter is now in the hands of the Police and they were going to take it from there.According to the man, he made a request for the Police to commence their investigation at the scene of the crime and suggested that they could check for fingerprints.“They say everything is in the Police hands and they will do what is necessary, so ah say that I will keep updated. When I went the next day then they told me that I have to take my mother to the station in order for them to take a report.”The woman was eventually taken to the Police station on Tuesday where statements were taken from both the elderly woman and her son at the Whim Police Station.He said he left his telephone number with the officers and have not heard from them since. (Andrew Carmichael)